The first LP vinyl of PREßBURGER KLEZMER BAND

Wonderful Yiddish ballads by the top CZ / SK world music - PREßBURGER KLEZMER BAND. Support the first vinyl LP after eight successful CD albums with a unique repertoire mapping the past and present of Jewish music!

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Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj, Slovensko

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How it all began

When we performed in Copenhagen in 2014, we saw an exceptional project on the Jewish music scene - SEMER - the lost and rediscovered music of the Berlin publishing house. It was not klezmer dance music, but especially beautiful Yiddish ballads suitably complemented by cabaret compositions. And so we later got to the contemporary compositions of Beyle Schaechter Gottesman, who, among other things, lived in close by Vienna, and some of them we successfully performed with the Latvian singer Sasha Lurje, who discovered them for us. The first of them, "Azoy Lang" was later part of our latest, "Tsvantsik Yorn / Twenty Years" album, which we released for the band's twentieth anniversary. A few months later we got to the creations of an unknown composer, native of Topolčany, Arie "Ben Erez" Abrahamson, who worked in Bratislava before the war. We are Bratislavans, "Preßburger," and therefore his new reimagining of the poems of the greatest poets in the Yiddish language excited us. However, we needed not only a male singer but also a female singer. And so the great Juraj Adamuščin join the team with his fervor for Jewish culture and so began work on our Ballads. We have worked hard on them for three years, played dozens of concerts, changed, tried, and changed them again until we re-established the repertoire and finally decided to record it.It was also thanks to great musicians such as Ľubica Čekovská, Mucha Quartet, Dragan Mirković and others. So, in the spring of 2018, we introduced our Baladen CD to the public, and performed it again and again at sold-out concerts... We were most surprised - we always thought that getting "standing ovations" meant playing fast and temperamentally, but our Ballads had an even greater impact on the audience. That's why this project has got so much under our skin that we've decided that our prettiest ballads will be our first LP after our eight CDs ... And we believe it will be thanks to you! You can see for yourself on April 6, 2019 in the Bratislava V-Club.

What is our goal? 

Hithit tells us that we should provide a more detailed description of our work here. That we do not have to overdo it, just 3 or 4 sentences. We only need one:  We would like to release with your help our first LP, our beautiful Yidish Ballads, after almost 25 years on the scene. And that's a pretty good reason, isn't it?

Details

After eight successful albums and more than twenty years on the scene, the top CZ / SK world music PREßBURGER KLEZMER BAND comes with the new BALADEN project. In recent years, the ensemble has been focusing on dance music with a klezmer brand. Preßburger Klezmer Band, however, did not prevent their last albums from venturing into Balkan, Latin and Jazz music. However, the project of the first LP of our band, BALADEN, has a much bigger ambition, which moves the group into new realms of art. In recent years, band members have tirelessly transcended the musical realization to collecting and education, putting them in the position not only of those who play and sing, but also of those who collect, engage and educate. And this is one of the supportive ideas of the Jewish Ballads programme, which can be compared to our earlier quieter ones, but it also contains a lot of emotions in the form of songs about love, life and God. It is not only about the band itself, but also about the outstanding performances of the singers Marta Potančoková, Ivana Ecetová, Anita Ribar and Juraj Adamuščin. It was arranged by Samo Alexander, the only founding member of the band, as well as the great Ľubica Čekovská, Dragan Mirković and Miroslav Vuković, who also perform on the album. In short, it's a project that is worth your support! We sincerely promise that we will use your contributions to cover the costs associated with the production of the vinyl (master, press and graphic work). We plan to release and perform the album in the spring of this year. We'll have fun together! 

... and something extra

We have long discussed and even voted on what beautiful ballads would make it to our new LP. Honestly, we've done an excel spreadsheet on google drive and everyone voted. We have chosen democratically, and so we are convinced that we have done everything to make you like the result of our selection. Each song has also a unique story behind it.  Let us share one of them with you. The song Kraj Tanana Šadrvana with the text by a German poet of Jewish origin Heinrich Heine (whose ancestors are buried at the Jewish Cemetery in Bratislava) Der Asra was translated by Serbian poet Aleksa Šantić into Serbian. Its music is a so-called. sevdalinka a long song by Bosnian Muslims based on the songs of the Sephardic Jews which they brought to the territory of today's Bosnia and Herzegovina after they had had to leave the territory of today's Spain. The song thus illustrates the unique interconnection of multiple cultures and religions that once did not have the problem to coexist. And it is twice as important today to constantly emphasize that it's possible.

Who are we?

We are the first band to play Jewish music called klezmer in Slovakia. We have been doing it for almost 25 years, we have played more than a thousand times in Slovakia and in more than 20 countries, we have released 8 CDs, of which "Tants mit mir" was awarded the Radio_head Award as the best CD in the world & folk category in 2012. We have also lots of experience with film and theater cooperation, we organize the Slovak part of the KlezMORE festival ...  And most of all, we enjoy long-term friendship and joy for music.

Why are we doing this?

Because we would love you, the ones who love our work, to be part of our vinyl being born.

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  • 0 Vinyl sticker

    • Vinyl sticker with new LP and CD logo. Stick it anywhere and promote us. We will gladly pay the postage for you if you cannot meet us in person 😊
       

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    EUR 5
  • 9 CD

    • CD PREßBURGER KLEZMER BAND "BALADEN" or any other CD of the band of your choice. There are eight of them and you can see them all at www.klezmer.sk.   We will gladly pay the postage for you if you cannot meet us in person 😊
       

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    EUR 10
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    • For the ten fastest - precisely the new LP you contributed to, at the best price! Secure it in advance!   We will gladly pay the postage for you if you cannot meet us in person 😊
       

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    EUR 17
  • 12 LP

    • Precisely the new LP you contributed to! Secure it in advance!   We will gladly pay the postage for you if you cannot meet us in person 😊

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    EUR 20
  • 10 Signed LP

    • Precisely the new LP, to which you contributed with the signatures and thanks of the band! Secure it in advance!  We will gladly pay the postage for you if you cannot meet us in person 😊

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    EUR 25
  • 6 Small gift package

    • T-shirt with band logo in a nice tote bag with a sticker and CD Baladen or any other CD of our band with thanks and signature of the band.  We will gladly pay the postage for you if you cannot meet us in person 😊

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 35
  • 1 Big gift package

    • T-shirt with a band logo in a nice tote bag with a sticker and precisely the LP you contributed to, CD Baladen (or any other CD of our band you choose) with the band's thanks and signatures, and thanks on the band's website and social networks. We will gladly pay the postage for you if you cannot meet us in person 😊

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 60
  • 4 from 10 Personalised LP with your name as thanks

    • One of the first copies of the new LP with the name of the donor on the cover in the form of a limited edition, thank you on the band's website and social networks and in the booklet of the LP (limited until 15.3.).   We will gladly pay the postage for you if you cannot meet us in person 😊

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    EUR 100
  • 1 Small private concert

    • We will play just for you in your living room, thank you on the band's website and social networks, and you will get the LP that you contributed to. In the case of a concert in a place further away from Bratislava, we will be happy if you add the travel costs.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 750
  • 0 Big concert

    • Big concert
      Concert performance of our band, thanks on the band's website and social networking sites, the LP you contributed to, a photo session with a band, autographs, a public thank you on the stage with you there! In the case of a concert in a place further away from Bratislava, we will be happy if you add the travel costs.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 1,500
  • 0 PR for your business

    • Engaging your business as a promotional partner of the project with LP gift bags with your company logo, promoting your business on the band's website, social networks, concerts, and more. We will gladly agree on a specific form of cooperation and its duration (at least half a year) for your contribution of € 2000 or more.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 2,000